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Chiyangwa to open US$30m school
05/01/2011 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
New school ... A section of the under-construction Divaris Makaharis School
 
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HAVE-A-GO business tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa is launching a unique US$30 million private school in Harare.
 
Divaris Makaharis School in the upmarket Bluffhill neighbourhood is named after Chiyangwa’s father.

With 54 classrooms, a clinic, a shop, computer rooms and surrounded by a new property development, the school has an enrolment capacity of 1,350 students.

The property tycoon told New Zimbabwe.com: “It’s one of its kind. Our classrooms are deluxe and we have recruited only the most qualified teachers. Of course this luxury comes with a price.”

Divaris Makaharis, which opens its doors on January 11, takes pupils from Grade 0 (pre-school) right up to A Level.
 
The curriculum, Chiyangwa said, was a combination of Cambridge and local schools authority, Zimsec.

He added: “We advertised for teachers and got thousands of applications. We sifted through these and interviewed only the finest candidates.

“Unlike government schools where parents subsidise teachers’ pay, parents won’t need to worry about that once they have paid fees here.”

Chiyangwa, thought to be the biggest property developer in Zimbabwe at present, says the school boasts the best sporting facilities in the country and a “best education guarantee”.

“Parents can choose to take a US$10 best education guarantee cover with a local bank and if they are not satisfied with the results their children get, they will get a refund,” he said.

A place at Divaris Makaharis is not cheap. Pre-school pupils will pay US$600 per term, Grades 1-7 US$1,000 and Forms 1-6 will cough up US$1,200.

The flamboyant Chiyangwa, who is given to publicly-flaunting his wealth, added: “My dream is that within the same complex we will have a university which will cater for entrepreneurial degrees. Students who leave the university would be setting off to start their own businesses.

“As an entrepreneur par excellence, I want this to be my signature – to offer other people entrepreneurial and practical skills gained over the years.

“The graduates will leave with a clear vision of how to succeed in tough situations. As a successful someone, there are people always looking to pull you down, and when it comes to me, they have failed.”

He claims the school and surrounding luxury housing units which his Pinnacle Property Holdings company is building cost US$30 million.



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